KP Panel, "Building Communities Across the Digital Divide"

A panel discussion, "Building Communities Across the Digital Divide,"  is the next event in the Kirkland Project at Hamilton College series, "Technology, Science and Democracy:  What's at Stake?" It will take place on Thursday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Kirner-Johnson Auditorium on the Hamilton College campus. A panel of four guest speakers will address the topic. This program, which is free and open to the public, is co-sponsored by the Computer Science department.

The panelists include: Mary Bernardine Dias, a 1998 graduate of Hamilton College and currently affiliated with the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, who researches the use of robotics to build communities.  David Hakken is a cyberspace anthropologist who teaches at the SUNY Institute of Technology and does comparative research on Open Source computing in the North Atlantic and Nusantara.  Ellen McDermott is a founding partner of BusyInternet, a technology center in Ghana, West Africa.  Marianne Petit, Master Teacher of Communications in the Interactive Telecommunications Program, Tisch School of Performing Arts, New York University, is a multimedia artist who also works with a variety of nonprofit organizations as consultant and teacher.

For more information about any of the events in the series, please contact the Kirkland Project office at 315-859-4288.

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